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IWMI announces development of a new, Google-supported tool that will harness AI and satellite data for water reuse in the Middle East and North...

A new grant from Google’s philanthropic arm will help researchers develop a tool to bolster water security and climate resilience in the Middle East and North Africa.

How to harvest water from clouds of fog

IWMI's Deputy Director General, Rachael McDonnell, spoke to NPR's Goats and Soda about fog harvesting, a traditional technique that is now being expanded.

Scientific American: The World Faces a Water Crisis, and 4 Powerful Charts Show How

The United Nations water conference started this week. Co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan, the three-day event will take place at UN headquarters in New York and will be the first such event in nearly half a century.

Nature Asia: Forecasting a hot, dry future

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the driest region in the world and home to 12 of the world’s most water-scarce countries,...

SciDev: Sanitation progress slows to a crawl amid pandemic

Progress towards universal access to handwashing facilities has slowed in communities from Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa amid the pandemic, data analysis reveals.

Rachael McDonnell speaks to WADR on the impacts of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa, at the World Water Forum in Dakar

In this interview led by West Africa Democracy Radio at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, IWMI Deputy Director General Rachael McDonnell describes the challenges IWMI has been working to solve across the world.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

It is so important to harness the power of international cooperation to reduce risk and losses from disasters.

Five key takeaways from World Water Week 2021

IWMI participated in a record 31 sessions at this year’s virtual event. Here are some of our key takeaways.

Morocco’s decision to publish drought maps could benefit the whole MENA region

The hope is that the technology will be routinely used across MENA in drought management, helping to strengthen resilience to climate change, promote accountability and transparency, and inform scarcity management in arid watersheds.

Moroccan farmers grapple with drought during Covid

IWMI is launching an AI-powered seasonal rainfall forecasting tool, developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and funded by USAID.

Everything you need to know about Race To Zero and COP26

IWMI scientists will present a showcase during the event, which has the theme "Vision of a zero-carbon, resilient future through water".

Responding to Jordan’s drought and water scarcity through behavioural change, not just technology

The development of an action plan that will help reduce the risks and vulnerabilities of those most affected by drought is critical, and urgent.

2020 the Year of #Water4Climate

This year’s World Water Day focuses on water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. Throughout this year IWMI will, through its communications activities, focus on that link and the importance of how best to manage increasingly unpredictable water resources, particularly in the countries where we work.

Forget about water at your peril

In an op-ed, Rachael McDonnell stresses the need for a more central role for water in climate action.

International Day of Disaster Reduction

How can we arm communities to build resilience?

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